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News Story
7/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
JPMorgan Chase patted itself on the back earlier this year after announcing plans to close hundreds of branches and increasingly shift customer transactions to ATMs and online banking. A deposit involving a human teller, the bank noted, costs it about 65 cents, whereas an ATM deposit costs just 8 cents and using a smartphone app lowers the...
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7/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog calls for Tesla and other self-driving car producers to slow their push until safety issues are addressed.
News Release
6/23/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today opposed SB 726, a California Senate Bill that would curtail the ability for critics to speak out against questionable business practices. The bill was introduced as gut and amend legislation by Sen. Ben Hueso. The Assembly Banking and Finance Committee will hold a hearing on SB 726 on Monday, June...
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5/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
CWD Founder Harvey Rosenfield speaks about "Breaking Through Power" on CPAN3 - Part 1
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5/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
CWD Founder Harvey Rosenfield speaks about "Breaking Through Power" on CPAN3 - Part 2.
News Story
4/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The Takata Corp. air bag recall has become so massive that vehicle owners might wait months for repairs, which leaves many struggling to figure out how to get around in the meantime. Dealerships are paying for rental cars, but some need to be pushed into offering them, customers complain. And drivers under age 25 or with weak insurance coverage or...
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4/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates support a new bill that would allow consumers to cancel their cable TV service via one click online instead of having to struggle through long calls with customer service.
News Story
3/17/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Nearly every American car would be equipped with automatic emergency braking within six years under an “unprecedented” pact announced Thursday between federal regulators and the auto industry. The agreement was reached between the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and 20...
News Story
3/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON: Google, Lyft and auto industry executives have urged lawmakers to help create a regulatory fast lane to help the deployment of self-driving cars. In testimony at a Senate hearing, representatives of General Motors and auto-equipment maker Delphi touted numerous safety and environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles. Chris Urmson,...
News Story
3/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google, Lyft and industry executives are urging lawmakers to help create a 'regulatory fast lane' to help push through the development of self-driving cars - as experts warn they will kill. At a Senate hearing, representatives of General Motors and Delphi touted numerous safety and environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles. However,...